Carmelo Hayes defeated Bron Breakker at NXT Stand & Deliver to win the NXT Championship. In the build-up to the match, Hayes began acting as a tweener, and the post-Mania episode of NXT saw Breakker attack Hayes and turn heel, thus cementing Hayes’ face turn.
Ahead their rematch at NXT Battleground one week from Sunday, Carmelo Hayes was in conversation with Steve Fall of WrestlingNews.co.
Bashing Bron Breakker over his recent actions, Hayes said,
“It’s not cool and I think this is beyond the championship at this point. I said it before, he’s thrived without this championship. He doesn’t want this championship; he wants to hurt me and he wants to embarrass me in front of my friends and family.”
Hayes then proceeded to hype up the match as not just being for the NXT Championship, but to determine the true alpha of NXT.
“There’s a competition as to who the guy is, who’s number one and who’s number two. I always thought I was number one, he always thought he was number one. I am number one and he still thinks he’s number one, so we need to put that conversation to rest. At NXT Battleground, who the real number one is, undisputed, that’s where we’re gonna find out.”
NXT Battleground takes place on Sunday, May 28th from Boston, MA, live on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network elsewhere.
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